Module 20 Long e, ee and ea-Language Arts 1B - Course Guide


Module Overview:

In this module students will be listening for words with the long e sound, made by ee and ea. They will be practice their weekly sight words (green, upon, laugh, because) and spelling words (see, need, green, keep, eat, each, read, please, clean, team). They will also begin planning an opinion paragraph. They will be learning about commas and ending punctuation. Students will tell the difference between fact and opinion.


Module Materials:

Lesson # Lesson Title Material(s)
1 20.1- Long e; ee and ea Independent Reading Book;
2 20.2-Long e; ee and ea Independent Reading Book;
3 20.3-Long e; ee and ea Some kind of “bendable food” (ex: Twizzlers, noodles)
Macaroni Noodles
4 20.4-Long e; ee and ea Independent Reading Book;
5 20.5 - Long e; ee and ea Independent Reading Book;

Module Objectives:

Lesson # Lesson Title Objective(s)
1 20.1- Long e; ee and ea
  1. Recognize, identify, read and spell words with the long e; ee and ea sound.
  2. Recognize sight words.
  3. Choose an opinion topic.
2 20.2-Long e; ee and ea
  1. Recognize, identify, read and spell words with the long e; ee and ea sound.
  2. Recognize sight words.
  3. Use correct commas and ending punctuation.
3 20.3-Long e; ee and ea
  1. Recognize, identify, read and spell words with the long e with ee and ea sound.
  2. Recognize sight words.
  3. Read grade-level text with purpose, understanding and accuracy.
  4. Use correct commas and ending punctuation.
4 20.4-Long e; ee and ea
  1. Recognize, identify, read and spell words with the long e sound with ee and ea.
  2. Read grade-level text with purpose, understanding and accuracy.
  3. Create a web about an opinion topic.
5 20.5 - Long e; ee and ea
  1. Recognize, identify, read and spell words with the long e sound with ee and ea.
  2. Read grade-level text with purpose, understanding and accuracy.

Module Key Words:

Key Words Sight Words Spelling Words
Long e: ee and ea
opinion writing
commas
ending punctuation
independent reading
planning web
opinion
fact
fluency
indpendent reading
green
upon
laugh
because
see
need
green
keep
eat
each
read
please
clean
team

Module Assignments:

Lesson # Lesson Title Page # Assignment Title
2 20.2-Long e; ee and ea 3 Sight Words
3 20.3-Long e; ee and ea 5 Story: Super Seal Facts
3 20.3-Long e; ee and ea 6 Grammar: Commas and Ending Punctuation
4 20.4-Long e; ee and ea 3 Handwriting and Spelling Practice
4 20.4-Long e; ee and ea 4 Story: Super Seal Facts
4 20.4-Long e; ee and ea 5 Writing
5 20.5 - Long e; ee and ea 2 Phonics: Long e; ee and ea Word Wrap Up
5 20.5 - Long e; ee and ea 4 Spelling Test
5 20.5 - Long e; ee and ea 5 Story and Fluency Check: Super Seal Facts


Learning Coach Notes:

Lesson # Lesson Title Notes
1 20.1- Long e; ee and ea
  • As your student reads “Super Seal Facts” ask them the following questions: Where do seals live? How do seals catch their prey? What do seals eat? Who eats seals? How far can seals dive? Where do seals sleep? How do seals feel fish? How do seals communicate with other seals? Draw a picture of something you see and write what you see using your sight words.
  • Use the sight word flashcards daily with your student. Mix them up, show them the words and ask them to read the sight word. Next do not show them the word but say the word and ask them to spell the word.
  • During Independent Reading time have your First Grader read the story they chose out loud so that you can hear errors and correct them if needed.
2 20.2-Long e; ee and ea
  • There will be no formal handwriting worksheets assigned during this semester. However, if you believe your student still needs more work or practice with handwriting, please visit the Teacher Guide for handwriting resources to implement on your own.
  • Use the sight word flashcards daily with your student. Mix them up, show them the words and ask them to read the sight word. Next do not show them the word but say the word and ask them to spell the word.
  • During Independent Reading time have your First Grader read the story they chose out loud so that you can hear errors and correct them if needed.
3 20.3-Long e; ee and ea
  • Your student will be “eating” his/her spelling words today. Have your student follow the directions below for this fun activity: 1. Find a kind of food or candy that you can easily bend and shape into words. 2. Use that food or candy to “write” your spelling words. 3. Then, eat the word after you spell it with your bendable food!
  • Your student will also be completing a worksheet on commas that requires macaroni noodles. To turn it in to the teacher, take a picture of the completed worksheet and submit.
  • When reading "Super Seal Facts" in this lesson have your student write the long e words that are in the story in their Language Arts notebook.
  • During Independent Reading time have your First Grader read the story they chose out loud so that you can hear errors and correct them if needed.
4 20.4-Long e; ee and ea
  • Use the sight word flashcards daily with your student. Mix them up, show them the words and ask them to read the sight word. Next do not show them the word but say the word and ask them to spell the word.
  • During Independent Reading time have your First Grader read the story they chose out loud so that you can hear errors and correct them if needed.
5 20.5 - Long e; ee and ea Don’t forget to have your student complete their independent reading log and assignment and submit it at the Independent Reading Assignment lesson dropbox. You may have to help them fill it out. Remember to submit their work for the week in the Module 20 Weekly Written Work Phonics of the Week: Long e; ee and ea lesson dropbox.

Module Guiding Questions:

When a student starts a lesson ask them questions to check for prior knowledge and understanding and to review concepts being taught. At the end of the lesson ask the questions again to see if their answer changes.

Lesson Title Question
20.1- Long e; ee and ea
  1. What sound does long e make?
  2. What are some vowel teams that make the long e?
  3. What words have the long e sound?
  4. Use each word in a sentence: green, upon, laugh, because, see, need, green, keep, eat, each, read, please, clean, team (Read the words one at a time giving your first grader a chance to give a sentence for that word before you read the next word to them).
  5. Spell each word: green, upon, laugh, because, see, need, green, keep, eat, each, read, please, clean, team (Read the words one at a time giving your first grader a chance to spell each word before you read the next word to them).
  6. What is a fact?
  7. What is an opinion?
  8. What is included in a paragraph?
20.2-Long e; ee and ea
  1. What sound does long e make?
  2. What are some vowel teams that make the long e?
  3. What words have the long e sound?
  4. Use each word in a sentence: green, upon, laugh, because, see, need, green, keep, eat, each, read, please, clean, team (Read the words one at a time giving your first grader a chance to give a sentence for that word before you read the next word to them).
  5. Spell each word: green, upon, laugh, because, see, need, green, keep, eat, each, read, please, clean, team (Read the words one at a time giving your first grader a chance to spell each word before you read the next word to them).
  6. What is a fact?
  7. What is an opinion?
  8. What is included in a paragraph?
  9. What is a comma?
  10. When do you use commas?
  11. What are the types of punctuation marks that go at the end of a sentence?
20.3-Long e; ee and ea
  1. What sound does long e make?
  2. What are some vowel teams that make the long e?
  3. What words have the long e sound?
  4. Use each word in a sentence: green, upon, laugh, because, see, need, green, keep, eat, each, read, please, clean, team (Read the words one at a time giving your first grader a chance to give a sentence for that word before you read the next word to them).
  5. Spell each word: green, upon, laugh, because, see, need, green, keep, eat, each, read, please, clean, team (Read the words one at a time giving your first grader a chance to spell each word before you read the next word to them).
  6. What is a fact?
  7. What is an opinion?
  8. What is included in a paragraph?
  9. What is a comma?
  10. When do you use commas?
  11. What are the types of punctuation marks that go at the end of a sentence?
20.4-Long e; ee and ea
  1. What sound does long e make?
  2. What are some vowel teams that make the long e?
  3. What words have the long e sound?
  4. Use each word in a sentence: green, upon, laugh, because, see, need, green, keep, eat, each, read, please, clean, team (Read the words one at a time giving your first grader a chance to give a sentence for that word before you read the next word to them).
  5. Spell each word: green, upon, laugh, because, see, need, green, keep, eat, each, read, please, clean, team (Read the words one at a time giving your first grader a chance to spell each word before you read the next word to them).
  6. What is a fact?
  7. What is an opinion?
  8. What is included in a paragraph?
  9. What is a comma?
  10. When do you use commas?
  11. What are the types of punctuation marks that go at the end of a sentence?
20.5 - Long e; ee and ea
  1. What sound does long e make?
  2. What are some vowel teams that make the long e?
  3. What words have the long e sound?
  4. Use each word in a sentence: green, upon, laugh, because, see, need, green, keep, eat, each, read, please, clean, team (Read the words one at a time giving your first grader a chance to give a sentence for that word before you read the next word to them).
  5. Spell each word: green, upon, laugh, because, see, need, green, keep, eat, each, read, please, clean, team (Read the words one at a time giving your first grader a chance to spell each word before you read the next word to them).
  6. What is a fact?
  7. What is an opinion?
  8. What is included in a paragraph?
  9. What is a comma?
  10. When do you use commas?
  11. What are the types of punctuation marks that go at the end of a sentence?

Module Video Questions:

When a student watches a video take time to ask them questions about what they watched. Suggested questions for the videos in this module are listed here. Suggestion: Have the student watch the entire video first all the way through. Then have them watch the video a second time, as they watch it pause the video and ask the questions.

Lesson Title Video Question
20.1- Long e; ee and ea The ee and ea sound
  1. What sound do the vowel teams ee and ea make?
  2. What words have the ee and ea vowel teams.
20.2-Long e; ee and ea Punctuation Mystery
  1. What is a telling sentence?
  2. What punctuation mark is at the end of a telling sentence?
  3. What is an asking sentence?
  4. What punctuation mark is at the end of an asking sentence?
  5. How do you read a sentence with an exclamation point at the end of it?
20.3-Long e; ee and ea Tweet Like a Bird Leap Like a Frog
  1. What words have the ee vowel team?
  2. What words have the ea vowel team?

Module Suggested Read Aloud Books:

Take time to read to your student or have them read aloud to you. Read a different book each day. While reading the book point out concepts being taught. You may purchase these books or find them at your local library. Suggested things to discuss while reading the book:

  • What is the main idea?
  • What are three things new you learned?
  • How does this book relate to what you are learning about?

# Book Author Lexile Level
1 Go Away, Big Green Monster! Ed Emberley 550L
2 Green Laura Vaccaro Seeger
3 Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? Bill Martin Jr. AD200L
4 How Rocket Learned to Read Tad Hills AD540L
5 The Pout-Pout Fish Cleans Up the Ocean Deborah Diesen 580L
6 Richard Scarry's Please and Thank You Book Richard Scarry
7 See What a Seal Can Do Christine Butterworth
8 Squirrels Leap, Squirrels Sleep April Pulley Sayre 230L


Module Outing:

Take some time to apply what your student is learning to the real world. Suggested outings are below.

# Outing
1 Celebrate the long e sound made by ee and ea by going to a few different places such as a restaurant to "eat", a greenhouse to see what happens when "seeds" are planted, or a sporting event to see how a "team" works together.